28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

Arjun's Lime Chicken Rice is a colorful dish that is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. The piquant flavors blend into the rice perfectly. A delicious and delightful dish, meant for one and all!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Marinade

Rice

Directions

  • Mix olive oil, garlic, basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Toss chicken in marinade, cover and refrigerate overnight.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook chicken and set aside. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and cook garlic and onion until translucent. Stir in jalapeno, chopped tomatoes, salt, and turmeric; cook for 2 minutes to soften tomato. Stir in the rice, mixing thoroughly. Stir in half of the lime juice, bay leaves, chicken stock, water, and cooked chicken. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, then cover and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally until the rice has cooked. Remove from heat, discard the bay leaves; stir in the remaining lime juice and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; 11.1 g total fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 267 mg sodium. 42.5 g carbohydrates; 10.9 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2006
This recipe was wonderful. However I made one main change. My husband is not a rice lover so I substituted orzo pasta. For those of you who have the same situation or for a nice change of pace here's how: Just use 1 cup uncooked orzo and one can of chicken broth. No more liquid needed and keep the rest of the recipe the same cooking for approx. 15-20 minutes until liquid is absorbed. The previous reviewer didn't know what to serve it with but I think any chicken recipe would do. I made Easy Honey Mustard Chicken w/ Mozzarella and the flavors melded perfectly. Since I was making chicken I ignored the chicken part of this recipe making it much less time consuming. This was a winner! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/13/2006
All those flavorful fresh ingredients and this just tastes awful when it's done. I followed the recipe exactly. It turns out to be bitter tasteless moldable paste. No one would take more than a forkful. I am SO disappointed! If you DO make this be generous with the salt. Read More
(5)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2006
This recipe was wonderful. However I made one main change. My husband is not a rice lover so I substituted orzo pasta. For those of you who have the same situation or for a nice change of pace here's how: Just use 1 cup uncooked orzo and one can of chicken broth. No more liquid needed and keep the rest of the recipe the same cooking for approx. 15-20 minutes until liquid is absorbed. The previous reviewer didn't know what to serve it with but I think any chicken recipe would do. I made Easy Honey Mustard Chicken w/ Mozzarella and the flavors melded perfectly. Since I was making chicken I ignored the chicken part of this recipe making it much less time consuming. This was a winner! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2006
This was simply FANTASTIC! I read the reviews and was a bit skeptical after reading the previous one but then I went ahead anyway. The flavors blend in beautifully and everyone in my family loved it! I think you should use your judgement while preparing as it is quite a flexible dish. I added peas and julienned carrots to make it look more colorful. Its a must keep in my recipe box! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2006
We loved this and make it weekly. The only thing I do different is add buttermilk to the marinade overnight to make it juicy. We also grill the chicken. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2012
Wow the texture and flavor of this rice is outstanding. I did not make the chicken that goes along with the recipe. I did not have turmeric but just added a few dashed of curry powder and added 2 cups of chicken broth and 1/2 cup water. Very creamy and extremely flavorful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2006
Great dish! I made double the amount because I wanted to put 2 chicken breasts... and now we'll be eating it all week:) We ate it with chicken on the side but I think it can definately be a dish on it's own. The cilantro gives it a nice light taste... we both loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2006
We absolutely loved this recipe. It tasted like we had went out to an Indian Restaraunt. I made curry vegetables as a side dish even though this chicke dish is an entire meal in itself. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/13/2006
All those flavorful fresh ingredients and this just tastes awful when it's done. I followed the recipe exactly. It turns out to be bitter tasteless moldable paste. No one would take more than a forkful. I am SO disappointed! If you DO make this be generous with the salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2007
This was easy to make and was fresh tasting. I substituted turkey for the chicken breasts and it was fine. Served with the Beautiful Salad recipe and crusty bread for a delicious easy meal for company! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2011
This dish tasted amazing! I have never cooked with tumeric before this and thought I would give this recipe a try so glad I did! My husband came home from work and could smell all these wondeful flavors before he was even in the house! Read More
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